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Why a public inquiry into John Simon's death won't get the answers some people are seeking/ The Gardening Phone In

Calls for a Public Inquiry: The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations this week waded into the controversial death of a Nova Scotia man. Shawn Atleo called for a public inquiry into the shooting death of John Simon. An RCMP officer killed Simon inside his home on the Wagmacook First Nation in Cape Breton almost a year-and-a-half ago. Although an investigation into the shooting by Halifax police has cleared the RCMP of wrongdoing, Simon's family and members of the community continue to question what happened. The government of Nova Scotia has repeatedly rejected the idea of holding a public inquiry into the death. This week Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs in the province, explained why.


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T'is the season for all manner of hanging plants but have you seen the price? You'd think marigolds were made of gold. But you can cheaply and easily plant your own. Gardening enthusiast Marjorie Willison dropped in with her suggestions about what plants to use. She also took all your questions.


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